Should taxpayers cover Majestic murder suspect's tab?

Should taxpayers cover Majestic murder suspect's tab?
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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Prosecutors want to know how much money John Munzanreder has. He's the man accused of planning the murder of his wife.

They argued Thursday that Munzanreder should be required to disclose financial information prior to the appointment of a public defender at the cost of taxpayers.

Munzanreder is suspected of planning his wife's murder as they left a Union Gap movie.

A judge originally decided Munzanreder would need a public defender following his first court appearance on murder charges.

Prosecutors indicate the husband made more than $100,000 a year. They also believe he has access to $80,000 in financial accounts and owns multiple properties.

Munzanreder's lawyer argued his client's assets would not  cover the cost of a murder trial.

At this moment a public defender will remain on the case.